Another weird habit instilled in us by modern technology is the tendency to check the current weather on our smartphones when there's a perfectly good window not three feet directly to the right. It is with this illogical behavior in mind that we present to you the Nebula 12 (a lamp, designed by Micasa LAB, that uses…
No, seriously. Go read the patent for yourself. The company is proposing "a material attachable to skin [that is] capable of detecting a magnetic field and transferring a perceivable stimulus to the skin, wherein the perceivable stimulus [e.g. a vibration] relates to the magnetic field."
In the future your iPhone will be a fake, and that's a good thing. Nokia researcher Jan Chipchase took these photos to go with a fascinating story about "superfakes" - the best mobiles of the future.